#MemberMonday: Yvette Paldy McCartney

Yvette Paldy McCartney, Charity Nominations

Why I became a member of the 100+ Women Northumberland

Born and raised in Montreal, to immigrant parents, my husband and I moved to Cobourg over 30 years ago. Our daughters thrived within this fabulous community. As a guidance counsellor and teacher, at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, there were monthly organized charitable events. As I was about to retire, I started searching for a way to become more involved and give back to our community. In 2016 when Nicole Beatty invited me to join 100+ Women Who Care, of course I agreed.

Giving time and energy to my community was instilled in us from my parents and especially from my maternal grandmother. She was a very generous lady who enjoyed hosting elaborate lunches in her home every Sunday. Her kitchen staff would prepare for ten to 20 people every week. She gave freely as her husband and family had plenty. It is with this spirit my parents continued our upbringing. My mom used to purchase items in a store because the owner seemed “so nice”. My dad always gives, or brings, a smile to whomever he communicates with.

Joining 100+ Women Who Care has been extremely heartwarming and rewarding for many reasons. Mainly I love meeting so many amazing, gifted, and generous women within our community. And because I thoroughly enjoy continuously learning about the many non-profit organizations that need, and will benefit, from our yearly contributions. Hoping to continue to spread good cheer, and a little wealth, in our community for many years.

#membermonday #thepowerof100 #womensphilanthropy

 

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